Faith Hakesley was born and raised in Massachusetts where she graduated from the University of Massachusetts Lowell with a B.S. in Criminal Justice. Following graduation, she worked in the Psychology field until the birth of her first child. Over the course of her life, she has overcome many traumas including rape by a Catholic priest, the death of a brother, and has lived through cancer as well as a serious heart condition.
In 2008, Faith was one of five victims of clerical abuse from the Archdiocese of Boston to meet with Pope Benedict XVI during his trip to Washington, D.C. As a result of their meeting, she began reaching out to others suffering from trauma, particularly sexual abuse, and became passionate about sharing her story in an effort to offer hope, healing, and peace to those who are suffering. Faith strives to be an advocate for survivors, break the stigmas associated with trauma, and encourage others to find hope through their faith.
Faith has been interviewed on CNN with Campbell Brown and Anderson Cooper, Face the Nation, Catholic Connection with Teresa Tomeo, Kresta in the Afternoon with Al Kresta, EWTN News Nightly with Lauren Ashburn, Emmanuel Radio with Cindy Dorsey, WJR with Marie Osborne, Catholic TV's This is the Day with Bishop Robert Reed, Live Each Day With Purpose with Witlee Ethan, the Dr. J. Show with Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Breakfast With Bacon with Dr. Christine Bacon, Patti Maguire Armstrong with the National Catholic Register, Paul Thies on his YouTube channel, Sangreal, and K. Albert Little on his podcast, Cordial Catholic. She was a guest speaker at the 2009 Women Affirming Life Breakfast in Norwood, MA and also at the 2020 Survivors' Summit hosted by the Ruth Institute. Faith has been a contributing writer for the National Catholic Register and for the non-profit organization, Made in His Image.
Faith and her husband homeschool their three children and welcomed their fourth child in early 2021.